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Title: Texas Fall (Texas #6)
Author: RJ Scott
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Cover Artist: Meredith Russell
Genre/Sub-Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance
Jack is focusing on building an equine therapy school for children with special needs and works hard along side his normal horse training and breeding program. He and Riley have settled into a softer, quieter, kind of family life, but that doesn’t stop them using the barn with the door to the fullest!
But the lull comes before the storm.
Riley and his new assistant travel to Laredo, and across the border into Nuevo León as part of an exploratory team and things very quickly go to hell. Riley is caught in some serious Cartel problems and suddenly everything Jack holds dear is threatened.
Add in Vaughn and Darren’s story, revisiting Robbie, Eli, Liam and Marcus, alongside Sean and Eden and the wedding that never was, and this story promises you everything you want from a Texas series book.
I am a cover art ho… it has to be said, and I don’t ever keep it a secret that I get SO excited whenever
I receive new art.
I have been so lucky with cover art from the beautiful Christmas Stories, to my Sanctuary men, to my Heroes and Bodyguards, to Deefur and Oracle, by way of Gallows, Sapphire Cay, Spirit Bear and Decisions. When I lost all my covers at &”^%*”^ publishing I was sad. Luckily Meredith was already working with me on self pubbed covers, and I also had covers from BitterGrace.
Which brings me nicely to the six covers for Texas.
Funny thing is, when I see the covers for Texas side by side it isn’t the men that capture my eye (okay so yes, jeez, those men are gorgeous and ARE Jack and Riley but I digress…). What captures the eye is the little extras that define the book.
The barn features predominantly on a couple of the covers (I wonder why!). Hayley is on Texas Winter (along with the freak snow that Texas got!). The rodeo appears on Heat, the kids are on Family, and as to Christmas? I can explain the tree. The Christmas tree is something that goes back a long way to when Meredith first began making banners for my fan fiction stories (yes I have known her that long!).
When I thought of the Campbell-Hayes at Christmas I thought of a Christmas tree standing outside the house and although I didn’t write that in the book, the collection of the Christmas tree is a dramatic moment in the book.
And now we have Texas Fall, which isn;’t really set in Fall (it does however end in Fall). It’s more about the fall of one of the characters – nope, not telling who…
So the children on the horse with the red hat? Well, everyone knows Max likes bright colours, and that is all I am saying… 🙂
Do you like hidden messages in cover art? Do you ever see a cover and feel it has no connection to the story? Does cover art sell a story to you?
Riley didn’t unroll the map, simply handed it to Tom.
“Tell me what you think,” he said.
Tom hefted the map and slid off the clip. He glanced at the desk, then at the floor, then out of the door, then back to the floor. “Can I?” he asked, gesturing at the carpet.
“Go ahead.” Riley did all his best work poring over maps while sitting on the floor with his legs crossed.
Tom rolled out the map and used a tape dispenser and his own cell phone to hold down either edge. Settling himself in a crouch, he examined the map.
“Wow,” he finally said. “Seriously? Are you doing anything with this? Because working on the border is tricky.” He looked up at Riley. “But there are incentives, and Nuevo León has all the new security initiatives, and the places are open for business. The fact that the field starts this side of the border, we could—sorry, you could… wait.” He moved to his knees and peered closer, and Riley hitched his pants and sat opposite him on the floor. Tom was tracing a river bed and frowning. “You’d need to—”
“And are we—?”
They didn’t need to say much more; they were both on the same page here. Riley didn’t really have to make a decision about whether or not to hire Tom. The enthusiasm in Tom’s eyes was enough for him to put absolute trust in the same instincts he used with oil exploration and ethical investments.
About the Author:
RJ Scott has been writing since age six, when she was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies. She was told to write a story and two sides of paper about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born.
As an avid reader herself, she can be found reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror. However, her first real true love will always be the world of romance where she takes cowboys, bodyguards, firemen and billionaires (to name a few) and writes dramatic and romantic stories of love and passion between these men.
With over sixty titles to her name and counting, she is the author of the award winning book, The Christmas Throwaway. She is also known for the Texas series charting the lives of Riley and Jack, and the Sanctuary series following the work of the Sanctuary Foundation and the people it protects.
Her goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
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